Brian O’Driscoll Reveals The Toughest Player He’s Ever Played Against

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Brian O’Driscoll faced plenty of tough opposition over his long and illustrious career.

The former Leinster, Ireland and Lions star played 133 times for Ireland, eight times for the British & Irish Lions and 186 times for Leinster, so it’s pretty safe to say he’s come up against a who’s who of the very best.

O’Driscoll is currently working as a Rugby Sevens ambassador for HSBC in Dubai, and recently took some time out to reveal some of the most memorable moments in his legendary career.


One question that was posed to him during the interview, was who is the toughest player he’s every had the pleasure of playing against, with the legendary centre revealing current England team manager Richard Hill was as the ‘hardest’ player that he had ever played against.’

“Richard Hill, England No.6 that won the World Cup in 2003, who’s now England manager.

He was a brilliant teammate but he made that team tick, he was the unsung hero in that world cup win.

He was hard! I always liked playing with guys that were nails in the team, that really stood up and never took a backwards step.”

O’Driscoll both played against and with the Englishman during the early days of his career with Ireland and the Lions respectively.

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